Rev. René A. Perez, Pastor


Thank you for visiting our website. My name is René Perez, and I was appointed Pastor of John Wesley in July of 2022, and I am having a great time since then. Before coming here, I served as pastor in Philadelphia, PA; Valley Forge, PA; Lititz, PA; Holden, MA, and Springfield, MA. I am married to the love of my life, Wanda since 1991. We have three amazing kids, Kayla, Isaias and Ezekiel. 


I hope that as you browse through the pages of our website, you can feel the love and excitement that this church has to offer. We are a loving and welcoming community of faith whose dream is to live as disciples of Jesus Christ and transform our world through acts of kindness, words of hope, and lives which reflect the love of God. 


If you are looking for a place to belong, a place to hope, or a place to worship, we want to be that place for you. We are a church of people of all ages and from many places, who seek to grow in our faith of God and in our love for our neighbors. 


I look forward to meeting you. 

Pastor René

Bill Dorfner, Director of Children & Youth and Adult Ministries

We welcome Bill Dorfner as our new Director of Children Youth and Adult Ministries! 

I am excited to be a part of the John Wesley UMC family, and to be working with the young people at JWUMC. I have previously served for six years as a full-time Director of Youth and Young Adult ministries at Grace UMC in Charleston, SC, and as Director of Youth and Leisure ministries at Hibben UMC in Mount Pleasant, SC. I love working with young people and giving them the opportunity to grow and mature not only in life, but in their relationship with Jesus Christ. Children’s and youth ministries played an important role in my life, and I enjoy giving that same experience back to our next generation of young people.

In addition to my role at JWUMC, I am the Fleet Safety Manager for an Insurtech company. I have previously spent over 12 years as a police officer, which included time spent working in the schools as a liaison and School Resource Officer.

I live here in Falmouth with my wife, Sue, and stepson Nolan. I also have two adult sons, Thomas and Matthew, who are currently living in North Carolina at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base and at UNC Charlotte. I enjoy life on the Cape, and am active in playing ice hockey, golf, and curling. I also enjoy singing, playing guitar and piano, and leading contemporary Christian worship. I am grateful to be part of such a welcoming family at JWUMC, and look forward to providing a safe and welcoming environment to others!

 Lyndsey Melchiono, Church Administrator

Hi! I’m Lyndsey. I grew up on the Cape, born and raised in Barnstable. I am the youngest of 4 siblings. I LOVE Boston Sports; mostly the Red Sox and the Bruins. I have graduated from UMass Dartmouth in 2021.

My family would consider me a Walt Disney Company historian, as I have been to the Walt Disney World Park a lot in my life and have done a lot of research projects on the man himself. I love listening to music (mostly Taylor Swift) and going to the beach with my friends. I have a second part time job in retail. I grew up with animals all my life. I have a cat named Maverick, whom is in the picture with me. 🙂 I am more of a cat-person but I do love dogs as well.

I am new to the Methodist Church but I am loving being here and meeting every one here. I grew up Catholic but some of my family members grew up Methodist.

Eloise Harmon, Treasurer  

Elie Harmon, a graduate of Wheaton College and native Cape Codder, has held part time financial positions at several Cape businesses as well as charitable and tax-exempt organizations.

She is the financial administrator at Saint David’s Episcopal Church in South Yarmouth as well as being the new treasurer here at John Wesley.  Elie lives in Sandwich with her family: husband Jamie, sons Drew & Tyler, yellow lab Bronte.

She comes over to JWUMC each Wednesday to carry out responsibilities here.  Elie, who was raised by an Episcopal family in Pocasset, loves hiking, nature walks, gardening, musical theater and classical music, as well as reading or cooking in her spare time.  She is so very happy to be part of the JWUMC Christian community now.




John Loewen, Sexton

Since 2011, John Loewen has been the dedicated Sexton of John Wesley UMC. Prior to John Wesley, John was the Sexton at the North Falmouth Congregational Church. Before serving the church, John was a Verizon Repairman for over 27 years. John has been happily married for over 42 years and and has two sons, one daughter and seven grandchildren.

John loves going on long walks, gardening and landscaping, going to the beach and cheering on his favorite sports teams: the Red Sox and Patriots!